Showjumper injured after dog chases horse

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Showjumper injured after dog chases horse

The mother of a young showjumper has urged horse insurance policyholders and dog walkers to be aware of each other, after the 12-year-old girl sustained a broken ankle when a dog chased her mount.

Spenborough Guardian reported that Korrie Wright, an experienced equestrian, was on a ride with a 15-year-old friend, when an unleashed dog allegedly spooked her horse by barking and chasing them.

After being thrown from the mount, Ms Wright was left injured on the ground, without any assistance from the dog's owners, her mother Leonie Hughes claimed.

Ms Hughes said: "I'd just like to appeal to other dog owners to keep their pets under control and on a lead, especially when they are on bridlepaths.

"We don't want anyone else to have to go through the same thing as Korrie."

Last month, the Halifax Courier reported that a teenager was seriously injured after her horse was startled and bolted over a fence.

The mount died in the incident.

April 21st 2011

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